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Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.

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Flora 'Sissy' Goforth
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Chris Flanders
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The Witch of Capri (as Noel Coward)
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Miss Black
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Rudi
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Dr. Luilo
Fernando Piazza ...
Etti
Veronica Wells ...
Simonetta
Howard Taylor ...
Journalist

Directed by

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Joseph Losey

Written by

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Tennessee Williams ... (screenplay)
 
Tennessee Williams ... (play "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore")

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John Heyman ... producer
Lester Persky ... associate producer
Norman Priggen ... producer

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John Barry

Cinematography by

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Douglas Slocombe

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Reginald Beck

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Richard Macdonald

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Ron Berkeley ... makeup artist: Richard Burton
Claudie Ettori ... hair stylist designer and creator: Elizabeth Taylor, Alexandre of Paris (as Claude Ettori)
Frank La Rue ... makeup artist: Elizabeth Taylor
George Claff ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Bill Griffiths ... hair stylist (uncredited)

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Valerio De Paolis ... unit manager (as Valerio de Paolis)
Ottavio Oppo ... production supervisor

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Carlo Lastricati ... assistant director
John Alarimo ... assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Alan Bell ... dubbing editor
Les Hammond ... sound recordist (as Leslie Hammond)
Gerry Humphreys ... sound recordist
Fred Tomlin ... boom operator (uncredited)

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Chic Waterson ... camera operator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Douglas Hayward ... suit: Noël Coward
Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca ... wardrobe supervisor (as Annalisa Nasalli Rocco)

Music Department

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John Barry ... conductor
Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy ... musician: indian sitar music (as Nazirali Jairazbhoy)
Viram Jasani ... musician: indian sitar music

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Roger L. Stevens ... producer: Broadway
Helen Whitson ... continuity

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Plot Summary

Film version of playwright Tennessee Williams' "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" involves very wealthy Flora 'Sissy' Goforth, supposedly dying, and living in a large mansion on a secluded island with her servants and nurses; into her life comes a mysterious man, Angelo Del Morte and "the Witch of Capri." The mysterious man may or may not be "The Angel of Death". Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines She outlived six rich men! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sunburst (United States)
  • Goforth (United States)
  • Boom! (United States)
  • Boom! (France)
  • La mujer maldita (Spain)
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  • 113 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Tennessee Williams stated that it was the best film version of any of his plays that was ever produced. The rest of the world seemed not to agree, for the monumentally expensive production bombed at the box office. See more »
Goofs All of Chris' belongings are in a couple of duffel bags thrown into ocean, yet when the bags are unpacked upon arriving at island, there is no water damage to either his address book or a book of poetry. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Dirty Shame (2004). See more »
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Quotes The Witch of Capri: I have always fond girls fragrant in any phase of the moon.
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